Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Weekly Events Calendar : Found in LA (Dec. 28th - Jan. 3rd)

Monday / December 28th
- Day 2 FMLY Fest feat. DJDT, Evan Voytas, Geoff Geis, Active Child, Apple Orange, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jules Verne, The Magic Johnson, The Mayfly, Dnon Kong, more @ 5011 West Adams Blvd (All ages)
- Jeremy Sole guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic @ KCRW (89.9fm - 9am-noon)
- Manimal Vinyl Residency @ Echo (FREE)
- Mere Mortals, The 88, Vesuviasonic @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Seamonsters, Venus Illuminato, The Muddy Reds @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)
- Blind Boy Paxton, Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar and Grill
- Oh Canada, Ray Brower @ Tribal Cafe (Lots O' Crap Monday Nights)
- Sean Carnage Presents Blessure Grave, Mr. Objects, more TBA @ Pehrspace
- Boogie Nazis (Tucson), Mikki And The Mauses, more tba @ Women (Crenshaw)
LA Moth StorySLAM feat. Cars @ Air Conditioined Supper Club

Tuesday / December 29th
- Michael Barnes guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic @ KCRW (89.9fm - 9am-noon)
-Shirley rolls, Dharma Bums, The Choke, Death House Chaplain @ Spaceland
-Bring Em Young Guns, EZ Tiger @ Silverlake Lounge
-Splintercake, Footox, Whitman, The Albuquerque Boys Choir, Nicole Kidman @ Echo Curio
Stab City, Sean Wheeler, Zander Schloss, Champaigne Velvet @ Redwood Bar & Grill
- Kyle Bobby Dunn,Infinite Body, Dreamcolour, Low Light Situations @ Synchronicity Space LA
- Dim Mak Tuesdays feat. Dam Funk performing with Master Blaster, Pase Rock, Skeet Skeet plus Resident DJ's Them Jeans, Dan Oh, more @ Cinespace

Wednesday / December 30th
- Eric J. Lawrence guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic @ KCRW (89.9fm - 9am-noon)
- KCRW Presents Kinky @ Conga Room
- The Growlers @ Pershing Square (Spaceland on Ice)
- The Coals, Isaac Simons, Torches in Trees, City Museum @ Silverlake Lounge
- Radiofreq, The Idyllists, Annie Automatic plus Resident DJ's Keith 2.0, Raulie, DJ N @ Boardner's (Club Moscow)
- Queeb, Douglas Lee, The Mayfly Dance @ Echo Curio
- Charlie and the Valentine Killers, The Dwarves @ Dragonfly
- Mika Miko Le Joshua Prs Hltn, Mthrfckrs Mr. Wright And The El Salvadorians (members of No Age/Miko Miko) @ The Smell
- Blue Moon Sessions feat. AFTA-1, GB, Rani D, Son Zoo @ Footsie's (FREE)

Thursday / December 31st (New Year's Eve)
- Gary Calamar guest hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic @ KCRW (89.9fm - 9am-noon)

- Flogging Molly, The Aggrolites @ Wiltern
- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Disney Concert Hall (7 pm/10pm shows)
- Erykah Badu @ House of Blues (Sunset Strip)
- NYE feat. Sheila E and the E Family @ Conga Room


- NYE Rox '09 feat. Mike Posner, 2 AM Club, Shawn Chrystopher, Chris Young, Fly Gypsy, Dude Royal, and featuring special guest DJ Skee @ Roxy
- Shiny Toy Guns @ Los Angeles Center Studios
- KCRW Presents Dengue Fever, Pollyn @ The Mint
- Aquarium Drunkard and Web in Front Present The Henry Clay People, Le Switch, The Monolators, Aushua, Balloon Bass, Tom Bowie and the Heartbreakers from Mars @ Spaceland
- Burger New Year's Eve Broo-Ha Ha feat. Apache, Audacity, Pear, AM, White Night, Pipsqueak, Angry Xians, Pterodacdudes, Blue Jungle, The Makeout Party @ L'Keg Gallery
- Mika Miko, Staring Problem, Ima Fucking Gymnist, DiGiTS @ The Smell
- Dizylilacs, 4 more bands @ Mr. T's Bowl
- The Motherfucking Zeros, Champagne Velvet, Barrio Tiger @ Redwood Bar & Grill
- Echo Curio and Synchronicty Present New Year's Eve 2009 @ Synchronicity Space LA

PARTIES (DJ's/Bands)
- Club Underground, Hang the DJ's and Echo Present Roarrrinn New Year's Eve Party with The Growlers, My Pet Saddle, Maurice De La Falaise, Aaron Castle, Dan (Cosmic Kids), more @ Echo
- Dance Right New Year's Eve Masquerade feat. live performance from Fool's Gold, Asa Ransom plus DJ's Prince Language, Alphabeast, Valida, Smiles Davis and DJ Pubes and live projections from Tim Biskup @ On the Pool of the Standard Hollywood
- NYE 2010 feat. live performances from The Pharcyde, DJ Grandmaster Flash, EC Twins, Mei Lwun, Compression: Robtronik and Andrew Ezer, Zack Hill and Jonny Boy @ Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

- Chromeo, Peanut Butter Wolf, VEGA, Gaslamp Killer, Thee Mike B @ Club Nokia
- Hard NYE feat. Boys Noize, A-Trak, DJ Mehdi, Destructo @ Hollywood Palladium
- Bootie LA's New Year's Eve Bootleg Ball @ Echoplex
- Giant Hotel feat Above & Beyond, Christopher Lawrence, Cosmic Gate, Kristina Sky, Miguel Migs, Marques Wyatt, Boris M.D. and Ryan Sage @ Westin Bonaventure Hotel Downtown
- Together As One @ LA Sports Arena
- This is Avaland NYE 2010 feat. Steve Lawler (Pre-Midnight), Sander Kleinenberg (2am), Guy Gerber @ Avalon
- KCRW Presents Twenty 10 feat. King Britt, Jason Bentley (KCRW), Raul Campos (KCRW), Jamie Strong @ Viceroy
- KCRW Presents Afro Funke NYE 2009 feat. Garth Trinidad (KCRW), Jeremy Sole (KCRW), Glenn Red, Najite Agindotan and Copoeira Batuque @ Zanzibar
- Traffic Events Presents New Year's Eve with Richard Vission @ The Kress
- New Year's Eve Afterhours feat. The E.C. Twins @ Vanguard (3-11am)

- DJ KnewJack New Year's Eve @ The Garter
- Carnival feat. Slowpoke, Anthony Valadez (KCRW) @ Little Temple
- Mas Exitos New Year's Eve Baile feat. Lengua, Joseh, Ganas, Enorbito, and Chico Sonido @ Verdugo Bar
- Best Year Ever feat. DJ Swiss Tim, Benji Davidson @ Standard (Purple Lounge) - hollywoodrsvp at standardhotel dot com
- Afex Thursdays NYE feat. DJ's Adam 12, Arabian Prince, Marvski, Jahi Sundance, Mr. Choc @ Temporary Spaces II (FREE w/RSVP)

Friday / January 1st, 2010 (New Year's)
- Chris Douridas guest hosts a special Morning Becomes Eclectic New Year's Show @ KCRW (89.9fm - 9am-noon) - Looking back on the best of '09
- The New Over @ Crane's Tavern (FREE-2pm) - Complimentary Bloody Mary and Screwdriver Bar from 2-4pm.
- Squirrel Nut Zippers @ El Rey
- Dirty Penny, Lukas Rossi @ Viper Room (10 Days of '10)
- Mika Miko (Last Show Ever), Hello Astronaut Goodbye Television, My Little Red Toe, Silver Daggers @ The Smell (SOLD OUT)
- Elaine Layabout's Hipster Hoedown feat. Mystery Lights, Seasons, The Ignorant, Asa Ransom, Andy Clockwise @ Echo Curio
- The Motherfucking Zeros!, The Defendants, A Pretty Mess @ Redwood Bar & Grill
- "Hard Day's Night" (1964) @ Regency Fairfax Theatre
- "Inglorious Basterds" (2009) @ New Beverly Cinema (Midnight Screening)
- "The Breakfast Club" (1985) "Weird Science" (1985) @ New Beverly Cinema
- The Best of James Bond feat. "Dr. No" (1962), "You Only Live Twice" (1967) @ Egyptian Theatre

Saturday / January 2nd
- Bob Sinclair, Joachim Garraud @ Avalon
- Black Robot, The Royal Highness @ Viper Room (10 Days of '10)
- FMLY Ride feat. Horse the Band (instrumental Set) , Railcars, Elevaters, The Shrine, Slang Chickens, 60 Watt Kid, Tan Dollar @ Westside
- Star Parts, One Trick Pony, CLOUDS @ Echo Curio
- ColorChromatic, Oh Canada!, The Littlest Viking @ L'Keg Gallery
- High Castle, KIT, Knight Rider @ The Smell
- The NeverNever, more @ Mr. T's Bowl
- The Best of James Bond feat. "Goldfinger" (1964), "Thunderball" (1965) @ Egyptian Theatre
- "The Breakfast Club" (1985) "Weird Science" (1985) @ New Beverly Cinema

Sunday / January 3rd

- Silver Pines, Pure Ecstasy, Angela Correa, M. Geddes Gengras @ Echo Curio
-Take Up The Serpants, Nerfbau, DOG @ L'Keg Gallery
- The Best of James Bond feat. "Moonraker" (1979), "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) @ Egyptian Theatre

Long - Running Events
- Dec. 5th - Dec. 31st - Printed II @ Crewest Gallery
- Dec. 5th - Jan. 13th - Post-It Show 4 @ GR2
- Dec. 12th - Jan. 17th - Mountains & Flowers @ Space 15 Twenty
- Dec. 12th - Jan. 23rd - High Lonesome @ M+B Gallery
- Oct. 20th - Jan. 24th - "I Feel Different" @ LACE
- Nov. 14th - March 7th - "Sport: Iooss & Leifer @ Annenburg Space for Photography
- Nov. 19th - March 7th - "Road To Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-68 @ Skirball Cultural Center
- Nov. 15th - May 03rd - Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years @ MOCA

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Weekly Events Calendar : Found in LA (Dec. 21st-27th)

LAST UPDATE - Dec. 22nd

Monday / December 21st

- Lady GaGa @ Nokia Theatre (LA Live)
- Moonrats, VOICEsVOICEs, Corridor, Sister Crayon @ Echo (FREE)
- Mere Mortals, Helen Stellar, Helamonster & Tarsier @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Red Tide, Links, Samuel Stewart, Chasing Kings, Parade of Lights @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)
- Kristen Toedtman, Brendan Hines, Brandon Mayer & Hidden Powers, Sally Jaye @ Bootleg
- David Scott Stone @ Echo Curio
- Honey, Honey, Nicole Atkins @ Largo (Coronet)
- Sean Carnage Presents Nicole Kidman, Kevin Greenspon, Snowsuit, No Babies @ Pehrspace
- Blind Boy Paxton, Frank Fairfield @ Redwood Bar and Grill
- Big Moves, The Harm, Outliar, Zuri @ Roxy

Tuesday / December 22nd
- Lady GaGa @ Nokia Theatre (LA Live)
- Kid Cudi @ Club Nokia
- VTech and Plug Research Presents 2010 feat. Bilal, Exile & DJ Day feat. Blu, Milosh, Om 'Mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn plus dj sets by Daedelus, J.Rocc, Kutmah, more @ Echoplex
- LA Record Presents Local Natives, Voxhaul Broadcast, Chief @ Echo
- Leopold And His Fiction, Magic Mirror, Ojos Rojos @ Spaceland
- Swords of Fatima, New Rome Quartet @ Pershing Square (Spaceland on Ice)
- The Killbirds, Kid Theodore @ Silverlake Lounge
- Cursillistas, Sleepwalkers Local, Headlight, Metal Rouge @ Echo Curio
- Stab City, Sean Wheeler, Zander Schloss @ Redwood Bar & Grill
- Origami Vinyl Presents Record Club @ El Prado
- Dim Mak Tuesdays Holiday Party hosted by Steve Aoki with guest DJ's Them Jeans, Dan Oh, Special Surprise guests @ Cinespace (FREE)
- Eskuche Presents Skirts & Skins w/ special guest DJ Harvey plus Nitedog, Pubes, Louisahhh. Aaron Castle, Scotty Coats, Cosmic Kids @ Mountain Bar
- Jerry Beck's Animation Tuesdays Presents Christmas Cartoon Chaos @ Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theatre)

Wednesday / December 23rd
- Lady GaGa @ Nokia Theatre (LA Live)
- Kid Cudi, Chip the Ripper @ Club Nokia
- Tenacious D @ Largo (Pablove Benefit)
- The Kiss N Grind Network Presents Christmas in the Sky feat. Vikter Duplaix @ Elevate Lounge
- Elevate Films/Luminous Family Productions Presents The Luminous Movement feat. Luminaries, Soul Eye & DC, Gine Rine, DJ Jedi (Digable Planets) plus live painting by Mykal Aubry @ Dakota Lounge - A holiday celebration Benefiting My Friends Place, a social services center for homeless & at-risk youth. CORRECTION UPDATE - Rey Fresco will not be performing .
- Clowns and Fetuses, Grex @ Echo Curio
- The Chase, Snow in Africa, Tygers of Wrath, Bradley Riot (Acoustic Set) plus DJ's Billy Noorlag, Raulie, DJ N, Keith 2.o @ Boardner's (Club Moscow)
- Boom for Real feat. Mario Cotto (KCRW) @ Verdugo Bar

Thursday / December 24th (CHRISTMAS EVE)
- Fishtank Ensemble, Lisa Haley, Los Pinguos @ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Friday / December 25th (CHRISTMAS)
- Tom Schnabel guest hosts a special Morning Becomes Eclectic Christmas show @ KCRW (89.9fm - 9am-noon)
- Control Xmas Party feat. Druzzi (The Rapture DJ Set), Villains, Blake Miller, Keith 2.0 @ Avalon (Hollywood)
- "Beetlejuice" (1988) @ Nuart (Midnight Screening)
- Mondo Christmas feat. "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" (1964)@ Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theatre)
- "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (1992), "The Muppets Take Manhattan" (1984) @ New Beverly Cinema
- "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (1993) @ Fairfax Regency Theatres (Midnight Screening)
- Cavs vs Lakers @ Staples Center

Saturday / December 26th
- LA Riots, Kill the Noise @ Vanguard (GIANT)
- Wampire, ASSS, Bob Bellerue, Animal Style @ Echo Curio
- Hungry Beat feat. Marion Hodges (KCRW) @ La Cita
- Burn Idols, Amongst Wolves, Saturn, Sheeep @ L'Keg Gallery
- "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (1992), "The Muppets Take Manhattan" (1984) @ New Beverly Cinema

Sunday / December 27th
- Mark Farina @ Vanguard (DEEP)
- Afternoon Brother, Hollow Man, Totally Serious @ Echo Curio
- Day 1 FMLY Fest feat. Timothy Rabbit, Koalacaust, Head Hunters, Hank May, Meho Plaza, Kid Infinity, Insects vs Robots, THINGS, Wampire/ASSS, Presstones, more @ 5011 West Adams Blvd (All ages)
- The Outskirts, Las Sangronas Y El Cabron, Toy Attica, The Potential Lunatics @ The Smell - The Riot Grrrl X-mas Carnival benefit for the Downtown Women’s Center
- Smiths/Morrissey Nite w/guest DJ Jose Maldonado (The Sweet & Tender Hooligans) @ Echo (Part-Time Punks)
- Neil Hamburger @ Spaceland
- Brunch Americana, Miguel Garcia & the Vaquetones, Sarah Gayle Meech (Final So-Cal Show), Dale Peterson, West of Texas @ Redwood Bar & Grill

Long - Running Events
- Dec. 16th - 22nd - "Examined Life" (2008) @ Downtown Independent Theatre
- Dec. 5th - Dec. 31st - Printed II @ Crewest Gallery
- Dec. 5th - Jan. 13th - Post-It Show 4 @ GR2
- Dec. 12th - Jan. 17th - Mountains & Flowers @ Space 15 Twenty
- Dec. 12th - Jan. 23rd - High Lonesome @ M+B Gallery
- Oct. 20th - Jan. 24th - "I Feel Different" @ LACE
- Nov. 14th - March 7th - "Sport: Iooss & Leifer @ Annenburg Space for Photography
- Nov. 19th - March 7th - "Road To Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-68 @ Skirball Cultural Center
- Nov. 15th - May 03rd - Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years @ MOCA

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Foodie Fridays: Bricks & Scones

Abby and Shevin initially bonded over their mutual love of boba during their freshman year at USC and have since been together and enjoying all of LA's wonderful culinary offerings. They both love to travel, explore, and most importantly eat!

It seemed like a great idea for FoundTrack to introduce a food column. Let's face it, those of us who enjoy art, film, fashion, and music usually have a soft spot for great dining experiences as well.
So now, these two young Angelenos will have the chance to share some of their favorite tasty spots in LA with all of you fun people through Foodie Fridays.

If you have any recommendations you think should be considered for the column, please send an email to foodiefridays at foundtrack dot com. Eat on!

Bricks & Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 463-0811

For this Foodieventure, we were prepping for the holidays and searching for a cozy, cheerful spot to warm up from our cold LA winter...

We decided to hit my absolute favorite coffee shop in town, the recently opened Bricks & Scones on Larchmont Blvd. As a frequent visitor to Larchmont and a coffee lover, I've been disappointed by the dominance of mediocre chain coffee shops (you can guess which ones). Upon visting the stellar Sunday morning farmers market, or grabbing a sandwich at Larchmont Village Wine and Cheese, there was never a satisfactory option for those of us who enjoy the locally-owned coffee shop experience. Thankfully, that's changed.

Twenty three year old Angeleno Jinah Kim felt the same way and decided to go into business with her mom and pops, Beverly and Chung Kim, in order to create her dream coffee shop on Larchmont.

The family spent almost a year making renovations and their efforts have paid off: Bricks & Scones is a cozy and charming coffee shop which provides plenty of comfortable seating options, free Wi-Fi, and all sorts of delicious coffees, teas, pastries and lunch items that will satisfy any hungry or thirsty patron.

Shevin and I sampled several items from the menu: a standard drip coffee, a pumpkin spice latte, and a lychee oolong tea. The tea is from a Japanese tea company, Lupicia Fresh Tea. The flavor was delicate and naturally sweet.

As far as coffee goes, Bricks & Scones, proudly serves Intelligentsia coffee (in my opinion, the best you can get in LA). The pumpkin spice latte went down oh so smooth; it's the perfect holiday beverage, requiring a much necessary "mmmmm" after each sip.

The drip coffee was the Intelligentsia Celebration Blend with hints of citrus and cloves. I don't usually drink my coffee black but the flavor was so bold that there was no need to mask it with added ingredients.

We also thought it appropriate to try the shop's namesake, a scone. Jinah's mom and business partner also serves as the in-house baker and, I must say, the woman has skills. The scone was perfectly baked with cranberries and walnuts and is served with fresh jam and a delicious traditional English spread with the not-so-delicious sounding name, clotted cream. Take our word on this one, you'll like it.

And yes I've included the obligatory photo of me, eating a mouth watering scone.

We also tried the hot chocolate espresso muffin. Yes, you read that correctly, and yes, it tastes as good as it sounds. In fact, it's better...yum!

Our final pastry was the chestnut corn muffin, a homemade recipie from Mrs. Kim herself. Shevin is seen enjoying it here:

It is just the perfect balance of sweet and savory. I am one to appreciate unorthodox baked goods, so this was right up my alley.

I can also recommend any of the paninis, salads, and soups that are on the lunch menu without hesitation.

Even after we finished all of our delightful snacks and beverages, we hung around for a while, chatting with other patrons and with the Kims themselves when they weren't busy steaming milk or baking muffins. Bricks & Scones is quickly becoming a local hang-out, and more importantly, it may just become more popular than the corporate competitors down the street.

And with added perks like low prices, late hours (the shop is open until 11), free Wi-Fi, and plenty of quiet work spaces upstairs in the “study,” it seems as though Jinah has really completed what she set out to do: create her dream coffee shop. It just so happens to be mine, too!


-10% off if you bring your own mug or a student ID!

-Dietary restrictions? If you're no friend of lactose or happen to be vegan, have no fear.
They've got all sorts of options from almond milk to gluten-free cupcakes.

-Great outdoor seating for when the weather warms up.

-There is a small library in the back where you can borrow or trade books. Among some of these titles is a selection of novels by Elinor Lipman, which she has signed just for Bricks & Scones!

-Here is a photo of us with our friend Norma who has a drink named after her. Look for THE NORMA on your next visit...

Photos by Ryland Aldrich/ www.enderzero.com

NEXT TIME on Foodie Fridays: We'll be covering out of town Foodie destinations from our winter travels.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Foodie Fridays team!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

DE SIGNER's "Francois Premier" Teaser...

A little video teaser from our friends at The Le Branche House and DE SIGNER... their debut single, "FRANCOIS PREMIER":

'FRANÇOIS PREMIER' TEASER from 010 +-4.40 on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Weekly Events Calendar : Found in LA (Dec. 14th - 20th)


Monday / December 14th

- KCRW Presents Mew, The Outline @ Henry Fonda Theatre
- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ Mayan Theatre
- The 4th Annual Aimee Mann Christmas Show feat. Ben Gibbard, Nellie McKay @ Largo (Coronet)
- Cigarette Burns @ Origami Vinyl (8pm - FREE)
- We Are The World, Jessica 6, Rainbow Arabia, Loving Thunder @ Echo (FREE)
- Mere Mortals, The Meeting Places, The Black Apples @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Vanaprasta, Links, Eastern Conference Champions, Imagine Dragons @ Silverlake Lounge (FREE)
- Sean Carnage Presents Birth!, Psychic Handbook, DJ Big Gulp @ Pehrspace
- Lee Noble, Moment Trigger, Let Go of the Rail , The Deep Sea Goes @ L'Keg Gallery
- "Raising Arizona" (1987), "A Serious Man" (2009), "Blood Simple" (1984) @ Aero Theatre (Cohen Brothers Triple Feature)
- LA Film School Presents Winter Shorts Night Series @ Space 15 Twenty

Tuesday / December 15th
- Sea Wolf @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15am)
- Kenan Bell, Res, Gavin, Glassell Park 3 , Pocket Rockets @ Spaceland
- Otik Records Presents A Holiday Tribute to Phil Spector with The Damselles, Evan Way (Parson Red Heads), The Hi-Hos, Sweet Little Things, plus special guests @ Echo
- The Rural Alberta Advantage (Toronto - Saddle Creek), The Shaky Hands, Pepper Rabbit @ Bootleg
- Vantage, Ballerina Black, Anthem of Silence @ Silverlake Lounge
- Being (ohio), Peter Kolovos, Moment Trigger, Let Go Of The Rail, Obstacle Corpse @ Women
- The 4th Annual Aimee Mann Christmas Show @ Largo (Coronet)
- The Marietta James @ Cinema Bar (FREE)
- Branches feat. Jeremy Sole (KCRW) @ Commonwealth Lounge (Fullerton)
- Dim Mak Tuesdays Presents Jessica 6 (Ex-Hercules & Love Affair), Active Child plus special guest DJ's Sonicc, Gina Turner and Resident DJ's Them Jeans, Dan Oh @ Cinespace
- "Fargo" (1996), "A Serious Man" (2009), "Barton Fink" (1991) @ Egyptian Theatre (Coen Brothers Triple Feature)
- ITVS Presents "Young at Heart" @ Aero Theatre (FREE w/RSVP)- Communitycinema at gmail dot com ; panel discussion to follow with participants to be announced.
- "Christmas Evil" (1980), "Black Christmas" (1974) @ New Beverly Cinema
- LA Moth StorySlam Presents Gift @ El Cid - Live spontaneous story-telling in the vein of This American Life

Wednesday / December 16th
- Zero 7 @ 89.9fm KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley - 11:15am)
- KCRW Presents Zero 7, Phantogram @ Orpheum Theatre (SOLD OUT)
- KLOS Mark and Brian Christmas Show feat. Foreigner, Heart, Greg Behrendt, Richie Sambora @ Nokia Theatre
- Lilofee (Release Pre-party) @ Origami Vinyl (7-9pm)
- Future Sounds Records & Origami Vinyl Present LILOFEE "Runaway" 7" Release party feat. special guests Twilights Sleep, Acid Girls, War Tapes @ Echo (FREE for 21+)
- PvT/When You Awake Presents Shakin All Over Holiday Party feat. Jody (Gold Dust/When You Awake) and Marchelle (Pony vs Tiger) @ Rockwell VT (FREE)
- Melt Banana, Tera Melos @ Troubadour
- Saint Motel's Christmas Card Concert feat. Saint Motel, Early Dolphin, Oliver Future @ Spaceland (CLUB NME)
- Correatown @ Pershing Square (Spaceland on Ice)
- Cassorla, Brandon Intelligator, Sasson @ Echo Curio
- The Good Listeners, The Sonus Quartet, Hi Ho Silver Oh, Penelope Fortiere @ Bootleg
- Deep Sleep Ops, Abbot Kinney, Toy Robot, New York Rifles @ Silverlake Lounge
- Duhkha, Shark Toys, SKELETEEN, The Widow Babies @ The Smell
- Marathon Live's 3rd Annual Christmas Extravaganza @ Three of Clubs
- Canoneers of the New Command with resident DJ's Keith 2.0, Raulie, DJ N @ Boardner's (Club Moscow)
- Sole & the Skyrider Band, Mono/Poly plus residents @ Airliner Club (Low End Theory)
- RedBull Sound Flash feat. Kid Sister vs Moving Units @ Vanguard
- AsiaDog Returns to LA @ Tony's Saloon - Asiadogs are hot dogs with Asian-inspired toppings. Last August when Asiadog popped up in Los Angeles--from Brooklyn--at Bigfoot Lodge West, they sold out of hot dogs in the first 2 hours. This time around, the 2 New Yorkers who operate the mobile restaurant, Steve Porto and Melanie Campbell, say they'll have more hot dogs to match with their kimchi and Japanese curry when they pop up at Tony's Saloon 7 - 11 p.m. If you want a pop icon visual aid, you can see Martha Stewart's street-food-photo-op take on Asiadog here. Knockaround Sunglasses giveaways as well.

- "Fat City" (1972), "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1962) @ New Beverly Cinema

Thursday / December 17th
- Fool's Gold, The Entrance Band, TEARIST, DJ Josh Klinghoffer @ Echo
- Down and Derby Rollerdisco @ Echoplex
- Against Me!, Roll the Tanks, O Pioneers @ Spaceland
- KROQ Locals Only Presents Sea Wolf, Chasing Kings, Imaad Wasif @ Roxy
- Hunting Hat, A Cozy Kitchen, Blue Bird, Claire Cronin @ Echo Curio
- Manhattan Murder Mystery, Lost Lake, Guppies, Magic Orchids @ L'Keg Gallery
- Vastitude, Nathaniel Eras, Create(!), more @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Man's Assassintion, Man, Brass Badger @ Silverlake Lounge
- Watts Ensemble, The Grabs, Yellow Alex @ Bootleg
- Oliver Future, City Museum @ Mint
- Urinals, Woven Bones, Wounded Lion, PROTECTME @ The Smell
- Lavas Magmas (pdx), Sterile Garden (colorado), Algiers (pdx), Drowner (seattle), Jess Coble, Human Hands @ Women
- SASSAS Holiday Fundraiser feat. Daedelus, LA Fog, Lucky Dragons, Nilbog, more @ Mountain Bar
- Afro Funke Presents Carlos Nino and members of Build An Ark with resident DJ's Jeremy Sole (KCRW), Glen Redd @ Zanzibar
- Ghettoblaster LA feat. Kula Baker, Michael Barnes (KCRW/Melting Pot) @ Bar 107 (FREE)
- The Root Down's Final Weekly Party feat. live performance from The Breakestra and special guests all night long @ El Cid - After 12 years running strong, the Rootdown Club is taking a hiatus but be sure to check back with them for a new project in '10
- "Fat City" (1972), "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (1962) @ New Beverly Cinema
- Flux Screening Series feat. Michel Gondry, Keith Schofield, Allison Schulnik, Radical Friend, Stefan Nadelman with live performance by Mia Doi Todd, Michel Gondry and friends and world premiere of new Mia Doi Todd video "Open Your Heart"directed by Michel Gondry @ Hammer Museum (RSVP Suggested)

Friday / December 18th
- Sean Healy Presents The Hottest Local Unsigned Bands in LA feat. Tommy Peacock with Autobody and Art of Shock @ El Rey
- The Aquabats, Buck o Nine, Supernova @ Henry Fonda Theatre
- KCRW Presents Ozomatli @ Club Nokia
- ¡Viva Christmas! with El Vez & Los Straitjackets and the Lovely Elvettes @ Troubadour
- Control One Year Anniversary Party feat. Armand Van Helden @ Avalon
- Foreign Born, Best Coast, El Sportivo and The Blues @ Spaceland
- Orgone @ The Mint
- Very Be Careful, Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta @ Echo
- Harper Simon (Son of Paul), The Chapin Sisters, Farmer Dave @ Bootleg
- Tremellow, Signals, Snowsuit, No Babies @ Echo Curio
- Foot Village @ Origami Vinyl (FREE - 7pm)
- AM, Gossip Tree, My Pet Saddle, Funeral Party @ Pehrspace
- Is Good Music Presents Bridgework, Jason Heath and the Greedy Souls, Robotanists, Asbury, - Neptune's Favor @ Mr. T's Bowl
- Toys That Kill, Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
- Nitzer Ebb @ Ventura Theatre
- Papa M (David Pajo) @ The Stronghold, Venice
- Shits & Giggles Presents Jessica 6 @ 3100 Club
- Dan Wilcox (KCRW) @ The Doheny (Free w/Facebook RSVP) - or email dohenyrsvp at att dot net
-3rd Annual Dub Frequency Holiday Party feat. Nick Catchdubs (Fool's Gold), Them Jeans (Dim Mak), Rob Roy, Dude Royal, DJ Eric plus special guests @ The Standard Purple Lounge (West Hollywood) - FREE w/ RSVP - mando at dubfrequency dot com - open bar from 10-11pm
- "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) @ New Beverly Cinema (Midnight Screening)
- "Donnie Darko" @ Nuart (Midnight Screening) - Original Theatrical Version
- "A Christmas Story" (1983), "Remember the Night" (1940) @ Aero Theatre
- Hennessy and Ingalls Presents a Book Signing with Dita Von Teese "Stripteese" @ Space 15 Twenty

Saturday / December 19th
- KROQ Presents X, Calexico @ Wiltern
- KCRW Presents Ozomatli @ Club Nokia
- 3rd Annual Christmas Sweater Festival feat. The Deadly Syndrome, The Pity Party, Eskimo Hunter, Signals, 400 Blows @ El Rey
- Spain (7 inch Release Party) @ Spaceland
- El Ten Eleven, Baths, Triorganico @ Bootleg
- Red Tape, Blue Tape, Regular Assholes, Michael Nhat, Kerplow, Sleepwalkers Local @ Echo Curio
- The Kris Special @ L'Keg Gallery
- Jail Weddings, Gestapo Khazi @ The Smell
- Elaine Layabout's Hella Hipster Hoedown VI @ Pehrspace
- The Justice, Nova Nueva, When Planets Align, Fergus Fergus, more @ Mr. T's Bowl
- LA Record Xmas Party 2009 feat. Soft Pack, Leslie and the Badgers, guest DJ's Daedelus , Daddy Kev, Nobody, Kutmah, Matthewdavid, Sodapop, many more @ Bedrock Rehearsal (FREE w/RSVP)
Anne Lee and Shadowscene Present The Blow Up LA Holiday Party feat. DJ's Jokers of the Scene, Goddollars (Rhonda), Dirty Dave (Awesometown), Whitney Fierce (Lewd NYC),more @ Downtown LA Loft - Discounted RSVP
- Hot Peas and Butta/Funky Sole Joint Funk Explosion @ Echo - Two Epic Funk Parties when the East collides with the West.
- "Slapshot" (1977) @ New Beverly Cinema (Midnight Screening)
- "Gremlins" (1984) @ Devil's Night Drive In
- Beautiful Decay Book No. 2 Release Party and Silent Auction @ Synchronicity
- Family Industries Grand Opening Party feat. live performances by The Diamond Light, Singers @ The Family Room (1640 N. Spring St.)
- LA Ladies Choir Presents "Take My Treasures" @ Space 15 Twenty - Artists' swap meet, baked goods, santa booth, DJ Will Lemon III, LA Ladies Choir performing Christmas carols. Proceeds benefit Children of the Night Charity

Sunday / December 20th
- Plum Union, Son of the Velvet Rat, Olentangy John, The Senors of Marseille @ Echo Curio
- Saosin, InnerPartySystem, P.O.S., Eye Alaska @ House of Blues (Anaheim)
- Give Up feat. guest DJ's Dntel, Katie Byron, DJ Kramorhaim plus film projections from the Masses @ Hyperion Tavern
- Spirit Photography, The Beaters @ Echo (Part-Time Punks)
- Hell Ya! Night @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Nite Jewel, Garbaj Kaetz, Jealousy, Dionysus @ Synchronicity
- Jacqueline Becker with Connor Marks @ Hotel Cafe (7:30pm)
- "It's A Wonderful Life" (1946) @ Aero Theatre (4pm/7:30pm)
- Charles Phoenix Retro Holiday Slide Show @ Egyptian Theatre
- Monthly Flea Market with special DIY demo by Banshee Beat @ Space 15 Twenty (11am-4pm)

Long - Running Events
- Nov. 1st - Dec. 14th - Beyond the Iron Curtain: Hungarian Cinema Observes the Fall of Communism @ Billy Wilder Theatre (UCLA Film & TV Archive)
- Nov. 1st - Dec. 14th - 1939 Redux: Digging Deeper Into Hollywood's Greatest Year @ Billy Wilder Theatre (UCLA Film & TV Archive)
- Dec. 12th - 17th - Multi-Plane Show @ Corey Helford Gallery
- Dec. 11th - 18th - "The Misfortunates" (2009) @ Nuart Theatre
- Dec. 16th - 22nd - "Examined Life" (2008) @ Downtown Independent Theatre
- Dec. 5th - Dec. 31st - Printed II @ Crewest Gallery
- Dec. 5th - Jan. 13th - Post-It Show 4 @ GR2
- Dec. 12th - Jan. 17th - Mountains & Flowers @ Space 15 Twenty
- Dec. 12th - Jan. 23rd - High Lonesome @ M+B Gallery
- Oct. 20th - Jan. 24th - "I Feel Different" @ LACE
- Nov. 14th - March 7th - "Sport: Iooss & Leifer @ Annenburg Space for Photography
- Nov. 19th - March 7th - "Road To Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-68 @ Skirball Cultural Center
- Nov. 15th - May 03rd - Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years @ MOCA

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Monday, December 14, 2009

FoundTrack Podcast - Episode 9

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FoundTrack Podcast - Episode 9
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Complete Tracklisting and Liner Notes Below:

Chapter 1
FoundTrack Podcast - Episode 9 - Intro
In this week's session, we will feature a couple bands who i was lucky enough to catch last week including Seattle's Pharmacy, and my introduction to some bright local natives such as Lady Danville, Learning Music and Tearist. Unfortunately prior commitments wouldn't allow me to catch touring bands Christmas Island, and Oliver $ but they will be in the mix as well. We have a lot to look forward to this coming week including the premiere LA engagement of Jessica 6 (Ex-Hercules and Love Affair), Toronto's Rural Alberta Advantage and the return of Zero 7 with opener Phantogram.

Chapter 2
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Every Night I Die at Miyagis
House Arrest (Sample/Purchase)
Paw Tracks

Notes : Composition from 2006 although it sounds like the 60's; recorded this record using a home 8-track tape machine ; Recently Signed to 4AD

Chapter 3
Christmas Island - Twenty Nine
Christmas Island (Sample/Purchase)
Captured Tracks

Notes: San Diego band on tour with Beets, Beach Fossils in Feb., will play at SXSW in March before their homecoming

Chapter 4
Pharmacy - WAYDWYL (What are You Doing with Your Life)
Park the Van Fall '09 Sampler - (FREE Download)
Park the Van

Notes: Seattle band ; Returning to LA March 4th @ L'Keg Gallery

Chapter 5
Jessica 6 - Not Anymore (7" Version)
Fun Girls (Sample/Purchase)
Midnight Sun Sound

Notes: Feat. Nomi Ruiz (Hercules and Love Affair). Band named after character from futuristic, hyper-sexed 1976 Michael Anderson movie "Logan's Run". Playing 3 dates in LA this week, including a free show 12/14 @ Echo (Manimal Vinyl Residency)

Chapter 6
Lady Danville - Spoon
Promo - Advance

Note: Cute music from local indie-pop trio in the vein of Local Natives ; Play @ Hotel Cafe's (Ho-Ho-Tel 2009) 12/19

Chapter 7
The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Deadroads
Hometowns (Sample/Purchase)
Saddle Creek

Notes: 12/15 @ Bootleg Theatre w/Shaky hands, Pepper Rabbit. "The Toronto-based trio, led by born-and-bred Albertan Nils Edenloff, has created an affecting debut that's full of nostalgic songs about hometowns and heartbreaks, marrying salt-of-the-earth acoustic rock to energetic rhythms and grand orchestral arrangements" - Pitchfork

Chapter 8
Zero 7 - Swing
Yeah Ghost (Sample/Purchase)

Notes: This song will make you happy. @ Orpheum w/ Phantogram 12/16

Chapter 9
Learning Music - Ask Me No Questions
This May Also Be It (Sample/Purchase)

Notes - Prolific songwriter John Wood (keyboardist for Inara George, Sebastien Tellier, Willoughby, Mike Andrews, etc.) has resumed the second year in his incredible collaborative album-a-month project. This cut is taken from a compilation of songs fromt the first 6 albums of the year.

Chapter 10
Foreigner - Urgent
No End In Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner (Sample/Purchase)

Notes: @ Nokia Theater for Mark and Brian's Christmas Show 12/16

Chapter 11
Stan Bush - Fight to Survive
Bloodsport Soundtrack (Sample/Purchase)
Perseverance Records <-- best label name ever http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092675/ Notes: <----original martial artwork to the soundtrack. Most ultimate fighting movie of its time. Make sure to catch the Enter the Tuesday Fighting screenings the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Downtown Independent Theatre.

Chapter 12
Tearist - Closest Furthest (Home Alone Edition)
Notes: They put on quite a live show. Dark industrial electro duo with Natasha Khan/Chan Marshall-like vocals. Speaking of the former, check out this hilarious Video feat. Tearist's Yasmine Kittles and Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric)

Chapter 13
Phantogram - Mouthful of Diamonds
Eyelid Movies (Release Date - Feb. 9th , 2010 - Pre-Order)

Notes: Beautiful, beat-driven dreamlike pop from NY duo. Just signed to Barsuk Records. Opening for Zero 7 @ Orpheum 12/16

Chapter 14
The Sound of Lucrecia - Ara
Congost (Sample/Purchase)
Pruna (Barcelona)

Notes: Impressive material from Colombian singer/multi-instrumentalist Lucrecia Perez.

Chapter 15
Oliver $ - Gypsy Carnival
Made to Play - Scion CD Sampler v.27

Chapter 16 (Bonus Outro)

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